Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's WWII Weekend »

This past weekend saw the tenth annual WWII Weekend encampment and fly-in at the "Reading Army Airfield," or as most civilians call it today, Reading's Carl A. Spaatz airport. Organized by the Mid Atlantic Air Museum, this edition of the popular gathering of WWII aficionados was the largest ever, with over 70 military aircraft on the ramps and in the sky, 600 re-enactors scattered throughout various "encampments" and 120 military vehicles from Jeeps to tanks on display for close-up inspection. More

Squid for a Day »

Some guys get all the coolest assignments. This time, it was AVweb's Joe Godfrey. Joe recently had the opportunity to fly onto the USS Stennis via arrested landing in a C-2 Greyhound, spend 26 hours as a DV (distinguished visitor) watching Navy pilots get carrier qualified, then get a catapult shot back to home base in San Diego ... all courtesy of Uncle Sam. If that's not enough to stimulate your salivary glands, check out Joe's detailed account and photo gallery. Then write your Congresscritter. More

Special Report: Reno '99 — Photo Gallery »

Although marred by Saturday's fatal crash of Miss Ashley II one that killed pilot Gary R. Levitz this year's National Championship Air Races at Reno once again brought out the racing faithful, those who crave the smells of high-octane fuel, hot oil and sweat mingled with the growl of race-tuned aircraft engines putting out way too much horsepower. In addition to the racing, attendees were treated to a program that included airshow veterans Bob Hoover and Wayne Handley, among others, plus a special program honoring Heroes of Flight. AVweb Contributor Matt Paxton was there. Here are some of his images. More

Special Report: Reno '99 »

Although marred by Saturday's fatal crash of Miss Ashley II one that killed pilot Gary R. Levitz this year's 1999 National Championship Air Races at Reno once again brought out the racing faithful, those who crave the smells of high-octane fuel, hot oil and sweat mingled with the growl of race-tuned aircraft engines putting out way too much horsepower. In addition to the racing, attendees were treated to a program that included airshow veterans Bob Hoover and Wayne Handley, among others, plus a special program honoring Heroes of Flight. AVweb Contributor Matt Paxton was there. Here are his daily reports. More

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park »

If you're looking for a West Coast fly-in destination from October to April, you'd be hard pressed to find one more magnificent and fascinating than the largest state park in the continental U.S.: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Located 50 nm northeast of San Diego, the park encompasses 600,000 acres of mountains, desert and canyons, a spectacular variety of desert flowers, plants and wildlife, a first-rate airport, and the thriving little town of Borrego Springs where you'll find all manner of places to stay and eat. This article from the pages of Pilot Getaways magazine gives you all you need to know to plan your trip. More

Kodak Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta »

What is almost certainly the world's most breathtakingly beautiful aviation event is held in early October at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it's an absolute joy to watch. In a departure from his usual Eye Of Experience role, AVweb's Howard Fried shares his observations and some magnificent photographs he took when he attended the fiesta as a spectator. More